Equinor to get operatorship over eight UK licenses

first_imgNorway’s Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has been awarded nine new licences in UK’s 30th Offshore Licensing round, eight as operator. As previously reported, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on Wednesday offered for award 123 licenses over 229 blocks or part-blocks to 61 companies as part of the 30th Offshore Licensing Round.Commenting on the award , Jenny Morris, vice president for exploration UK in Equinor, said: “This strengthens our position as an ambitious UK explorer. We believe the UKCS is underexplored and anticipate that there are new discoveries yet to be made that can add value to our business and provided resources for new developments.”Morris added: “We have drilled several exploration wells on the UKCS over the last few years, and this award puts us in a position to further develop our portfolio and utilize our strengths in a mature but prolific basin. This is in line with our strategy.”The licenses are spread across the UK shelf. The award includes one commitment well on the prospect Lifjellet in the Jæren High area. The plan is to progress work in the license through a site survey and to drill the well in 2019 in line with the strategy to efficiently mature and drill prospects.Equinor said it will undertake a three-well exploration campaign this autumn. The plan is to seek clarity on the volume range of the 2017 Verbier discovery and to test two new prospects.The Bigfoot prospect is located near the Mariner field, while Pip is in an underdeveloped area on the East Shetland platform.The 2018 exploration campaign will start in the third quarter of this year.Equinor is also developing the Mariner field on the UK Continental shelf, due to come on stream in late 2018.last_img read more

Miami Mayor Says Trump Should Wear a Mask, Rolls Back Reopenings

first_imgMeanwhile, Biden has said that as president, he would make wearing face masks mandatory for Americans.Gimenez also emphasized that wearing face coverings is the major factor to ensuring that Miami-Dade County does not need to shut down again.“Wearing a mask is actually a symbol of respect,” he said. “The respect that I have for you, and you have for me.”Palm Beach County, which is home to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, also recently enacted a mask order, as coronavirus cases rise across South Florida.Mayor Gimenez also expanded a countywide curfew and rolled back some re-openings on Thursday.Beginning Friday, July 3, Miami-Dade County will have a 10 p.m. countywide curfew until 6 a.m. every day, until further notice.Essential workers, including first responders, hospital workers, food delivery services and media, will be exempted from the curfew.Additionally, Gimenez announced that he is “rolling back the reopening of entertainment facilities, such as movie theaters, arcades, casinos (with the exception of tribal casinos, over which the County does not have jurisdiction), adult entertainment, concert houses, bowling alleys and other establishments that have recently had their plans approved by the County.” President Trump should wear a face mask when he comes to Miami for a presidential debate this fall, if the current county rules are still in effect at that time.That’s the word from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.Gimenez, who is a Republican, was asked about that issue on Thursday, as he discussed a newly expanded countywide order requiring face coverings to be worn even outdoors when social distancing is actually possible.“I believe the president like every other leader should follow what the rules are of the locality,” Gimenez told reporters. “And so depending on the locality, if he comes to Miami-Dade I would expect that he would be wearing a mask, because that’s our rules down here.He continued, “So, as the leader of Miami-Dade I’ll be wearing a mask. You’ll see me wearing the mask all the time. You have always seen me wear the mask when it’s appropriate. That’s what we should be doing … every citizen should be playing their part.”Trump is scheduled to debate former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.The commander-in-chief has declined to wear a mask at public appearances up to this point.last_img read more

High finish in Ireland for English trio

first_img The English trio of Sophie Madden, Dulcie Sverdloff and Gabriella Cowley  – who all represent Essex clubs – finished in the top 15 at the Irish girls’ open stroke play championship at Roganstown. The championship was won by Curtis Cup player Leona Maguire, who was eight shots clear of her closest challenger. She was one-under par for the 54-hole event and the first Irish winner of the title. Sophie Madden (West Essex) led the way for England, finishing in eighth place.  Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) was two shots behind in a share of 11th place. Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) was a stroke further back and joint 13th. Sophie and Gabriella, the English U15 girls’ champion and the Scottish U16 strokeplay winner, both train with the England Golf Select East squad. Dulcie recently won the British Colleges Sport national championship. Leading final results Par 72, CSS 76 74 74 215 Leona Maguire (IRE) 72 69 74 223 Manon Molle (FRA) 76 72 75 Mathilda Cappeliez (FRA) 73 73 77 225 Louise Latorre (FRA) 78 74 73 226 Ailsa Summers (SCO) 81 70 75 227 Marion Veysseyre (FRA) 81 74 72 Celia Mansour (FRA) 76 74 77 228 Sophie Madden (ENG) 78 75 75 229 Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies) 74 79 76 Gudrún Brá Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL) 73 76 80 230 Josephine Farrando (FRA) 78 79 73 Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG) 75 79 76 231 Emma Broze (FRA) 78 78 75 Lesley Atkins (SCO) 77 77 77 Gabriella Cowley (ENG) 76 79 76 Image: Sophie Madden coyright Leaderboard Photography 22 Apr 2012 High finish in Ireland for English trio last_img read more

Alex Peters is England’s top woman golfer for 2013

first_img14 Sep 2013 Alex Peters is England’s top woman golfer for 2013 International Alex Peters has won a nip-and-tuck race to top the England Golf ladies’ order of merit, sponsored by the golf tour operator Lorrin Golf.Alex, from Notts Ladies’ (image © Leaderboard Photography), has claimed the title of England’s top woman golfer by a tiny margin from fellow international, Sarah-Jane Boyd of Cornwall.The two players were neck-and-neck over the closing stages of the competition. Sarah-Jane took the advantage after the British stroke play championship – where she tied seventh – but Alex snatched back the top spot in the penultimate event when she tied third in the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy.Third place went to Meghan MacLaren of Northamptonshire, while Georgia Hall, the British amateur champion from Dorset, was fourth.“I’ve had a good year and I’m really pleased to have won the order of merit,” said Alex, 19, who thanked Lorrin Golf for their support.“It’s a big thing to win because it shows that all my hard work has paid off. I’ve been steady throughout the year and it proves that you don’t need to win, but you do need to be consistent to get to the top.”David Kelly, the managing director of Lorrin Golf, commented: “Lorrin Golf would like to congratulate Alex Peters on her fantastic golf throughout 2013. As winner of the England Golf order of merit we wish Alex all the very best for her new challenges in 2014.”Alex, who has represented England since she was 14, was runner-up in both the English amateur and Welsh stroke play championships. She also reached the last 16 in the British amateur championship.Other highlights of her year included representing GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. She was the only GB&I player to win her singles on the second day.Now she plans another year in amateur ranks and will be targeting a place in the 2014 Curtis Cup team.Women’s Order of Merit, sponsored by Lorrin GolfLeading final places:1 Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies)2 Sarah Jane Boyd (Truro)3 Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough)4 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak)5 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall)6 Rachael Goodall (Heswall)7 Charlotte Thomas (Singapore)8 Emma Tayler (Saunton)9 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton)10 Charlotte Thompson (Channels)last_img read more

Red Bank Democrats Start 2019 In Control of Borough Council

first_img“Youare really what drove me to care about our town so much; the diversity of ourtown; the people of our town. I promise that I’ll always be accessible andtransparent. Most of you know where I live and you can come knock on my door,”Triggiano said. Despitethe scathing remarks in this 42-page report, Menna said the study was a positiveduring Tuesday’s remarks. Additionally,Menna noted that the borough is working closely with NJ Transit to create atransit village concept near the historic Red Bank train station on BridgeAvenue and described a new working partnership among the borough, NJ Transitand private developers. “Onething that I take from my faith that I plan on applying is the concept thatleadership is more about responsibility,” Yassin said to an audience thatoverflowed the municipal courtroom into the town hall lobby. “I know that we asa council are responsible to our residents and constituents. And I hope that Ican live up to your standards.” RED BANK – November’s election sweep gave Democratsfull control of the Borough Council, and Tuesday’s reorganization meeting wasthe ceremony that made it official. Triggianowas also appointed to serve as the police and fire commissioner, a title givento the council member who acts as the council’s emergency services departmentliaison. Mennasaid Triggiano is only the second woman in borough history to serve in therole, following in the footsteps of Sharon Lee. It’shis hope that in the next month or two the council will have an opportunity toadopt this program. Mennaalso commented on a controversial 2018 management enhancement review, aborough-commissioned study that described municipal operations as “ineffective”and “dysfunctional.” Accordingto Menna, a “Shop Red Bank” program is also coming to the borough in 2019,which could result in real estate tax deductions for residents who frequent RedBank businesses and restaurants. center_img Whilejuggling her young son Otto, Triggiano stretched to raise her right hand andplace the other one on a bible and, after accepting an oath delivered by longtimeformer state Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19), she spoke appreciatively anddirectly to her neighbors. Councilwoman Kate Triggiano, standing with her family, prepared to be sworn in. (Photo by Chris Rotolo) “Theadoption of this plan means, at the end of the day, in excess of $90 million inclean, new ratables,” Menna said. “New, clean, modern housing for ouraffordable housing obligation, which has been stuck in neutral for the past 20years.” Inhis own address, Menna discussed the forthcoming redevelopment project onRiverside Avenue at the former Visiting Nurses Association headquarters and thepositive impact its completion could yield for the borough. Afterbeing sworn in for his fourth consecutive term by District Judge Susan DavisWigenton, Mayor Pasquale Menna stepped back to observe the oaths taken by RedBank’s newest council members Kate Triggiano and Hazim Yassin, who replacedoutgoing Republicans Mark Taylor and Mike Whelan. Accordingto Menna, Yassin became the first borough officeholder to take his oath of dutyon the Koran, an oath delivered by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11). Mennasaid the project is on property that over the past 30 years has contributednothing to the borough in real estate taxes. “As a result of that report we actually, at this time, have probably either perfected or are in the process of perfecting roughly 35 to 40 of the different recommendations made to catapult this municipality into the next generation,” Menna said, though no specifics were detailed.last_img read more

Red Bank Declares State of Local Disaster Emergency

first_imgAs part of the state’s coordinated response to address the novel coronavirus outbreak, Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective March 9, 2020 to ramp up New Jersey’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.  The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation involving presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.  As of March 15, 2020, the Borough of Red Bank is not aware of any presumptive or confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in Red Bank.  For more information, visit the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the respiratory illness caused by a new virus that first emerged in December 2019.  The NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) is leading the state’s response to COVID-19 and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For up-to-date information and recommendations, please visit the NJDOH coronavirus webpage and the CDC coronavirus webpage. Violators may be subject to fines and penalties.  It is incumbent upon all of us to aggressively mitigate the potential for exposure and further spread. All non-essential places of business with occupancy greater than 25 persons are closed to the public effective March 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  This shall include restaurants, liquor establishments, private gyms, theaters, etc.All bars and restaurant establishments, with and without a liquor license, are no longer permitted to serve patrons within the establishment.  Any bar or restaurant establishment that currently offers food service will be permitted to conduct food takeout and food delivery service only.All establishments with a liquor license will no longer be permitted to sell, dispense, or distribute alcoholic beverages effective March 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.center_img The following is a message posted to the Red Bank government website Sunday, March 15: Effective March 15, 2020, the Borough of Red Bank’s Emergency Management Coordinator has declared a State of Local Disaster Emergency within the Borough of Red Bank.  Due to an increase of positive COVID-19 cases throughout Monmouth County and New Jersey, it is appropriate and necessary for the Borough of Red Bank to continue being proactive and a leader in its approach to advance social distancing, including preventing large gatherings in the Borough.  The health and safety of our community must be our number one priority. We apologize for any inconvenience but the safety of our business community and the public is our main concern.  We appreciate your advance cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.  The Borough encourages businesses to be proactive and follow the guidelines of the U.S. CDC. last_img read more

Marc Buoniconti: It’s time to ban youth football

first_imgView comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Buoniconti is thinking about calling for a ban on “Little League football” and perhaps extending it through high school. He fears that the hitting inherent in the game is too dangerous for kids, even if no concussions have been sustained.Buoniconti is not speaking for the Miami Project, for which he has raised nearly a half-billion dollars for research into the treatment of spinal cord and brain injuries. That organization, founded in 1985, has not taken a stand on including such a discussion in its efforts.“This is my personal opinion, I don’t even have any evidence to suggest that is what happens with children who play football,” Buoniconti says. “It’s just my opinion that children playing football, continually hitting their head, whether it is concussion or repetitive hitting, is detrimental to their health.”While acknowledging that helmet manufacturers are trying to develop safer equipment, Buoniconti finds that a losing battle.“No matter what you do, you are always going to hit the head,” he says. “The head leads the body and no matter how you try to protect the head, it’s just the type of game where the velocity is just too fast and people are too strong, and there is nothing they can do to really protect the brain. The equipment just doesn’t exist.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Buoniconti has written a book titled “Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph.” He notes that it was both a painful and uplifting exercise to tell his life story. The book discusses his family’s fund and the advances the Miami Project has made through the decades in the search to find a cure for paralysis.And now, perhaps, Buoniconti has another cause toward which he could devote his unflagging energy.“Just think about it,” he says, “the brain of a child is in the earliest developmental stages at this time in their life. (It is) the most critical and important time of their brain development and they are repetitively hitting their head constantly day in and day out. I believe over a longer run, they are going to find out that it is not just concussion that causes brain damage, just that repetitive hitting of the head over and over again is also causing damage.“So I would like to start the conversation of thinking about that type of research to try to understand early childhood development of brain function, whether or not this impact is really going to cause damage. Because I think someone is going to have to stand between the player and the field, especially with these children, and I would like to start that conversation about doing that type of research to protect our kids.”Buoniconti will host the 32nd annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to honor the Miami Project, part of the Miami Miller School of Medicine, in New York on Monday night. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games League-leading Ateneo rises to 4-0, keeps UE winless As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, have significant cognitive issues in recent years, Marc Buoniconti is adamant that children should not play football.“For me, my opinion has changed 180 degrees,” Buoniconti told The Associated Press. “Years ago I would always tell people that absolutely I will let my son get on the field, play football; I love football. The things you learn at football — the teamwork, the camaraderie, learning how to win, how to lose, the practice, the discipline — everything is so important that you learn in football that you can apply to your life.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was amazing for me what I learned on the football field was so instrumental when I went to the Citadel because of all I had to go through there with all that training and discipline that it really prepared me.“But the more I learned about concussion through the research, through the experience of my father, I honestly can no longer tell parents that their loved ones should play football. I just can’t do it in my heart.” LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 photo, Marc Buoniconti talks during an interview in New York. On the right is a photograph of the former Citadel player with his father, Nick Buoniconti. Buoniconti wants to see youth football banned. A former college player who was paralyzed during a game and now a spokesman for the Miami Project, Buoniconti believes children’s brains are put in jeopardy with every hit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK — A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned.He hasn’t always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Hotshooting GlobalPort routs Blackwater for 2nd straight win

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues Just a week removed from its first win, GlobalPort continued to show it’s more than just a one trick pony after humbling Blackwater, 101-76, for its second straight win Friday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT More than the stellar offensive outburst, Jarencio celebrated the way the team has been playing defense as GlobalPort once again held the opposition below 80 points.“We hit our target, which is to hold them to 80 points below. That’s always been our target,” he said. “We just told the players that they have to play good defense all the way and this is the result of that.”Mac Belo carried the load for Blackwater with 17 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, but his efforts went down the drain as the Elite succumbed to their second straight defeat and fell to a 2-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The Batang Pier blew the game wide open with a big second quarter surge then led by as as high 31 points numerous times in the fourth frame and never let the Elite come within 20 points.After Globalport nailed 11 of 17 attempts from three in the first half, it was it easy for the boys of coach Pido Jarencio to come away with their second straight victory and level their record at 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSean Anthony shot 6-of-10 from downtown en route to a 22-point performance, all but one coming in the first half, that went  with seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals.Stanley Pringle also added 17 markers, 11 boards, and five dimes, while Kelly Nabong got 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists for Batang Pier, who shot a 13-of-29 from three in total. View comments MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities SBP targets bigger audience, brings Fiba 3×3 World Cup to PH Arena Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Elite Referee Education Project

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to announce it has been identified and will be assisting in a PhD project relating to the education of high performance referees in sport. The study, ‘investigating elite referee learning frameworks and curricula’, is being conducted by Kathy O’Brien, from University of Queensland Department of Human Movement Studies, who is also a former Australian Touch Football Youth coach.The aim of the project is to investigate elite referee practitioner’s conceptions of learning sources that promote the more rapid acquisition of sport-specific skills and personal capacities and the extent to which these key sources are currently incorporated into officiating course designs.As part of this study a series of interviews will be conducted with identified elite referees from the National Referees Squad, in order to gain data that provides a more holistic understanding of each referees’ views and actions, in the context of their role. The findings of the study will be made available to TFA and in turn may assist in the review of programs the overall development of Referees in our sport.  Kathy will be at the National Touch League event to undertake the interviews for which individuals will be communicated with prior to arrange a time suitable for the referee.If you require any further information please contact Tara Steel – [email protected] Related Filesmemo_-_elite_referee_project-pdfRelated LinksRef Education Projectlast_img read more

11 days ago​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'” last_img read more